The Lance

From Palestine to Linganore (with many stops along the way): New assistant principal Raeda Zietoon becomes a Lancer!

Raeda Zeitoon talks with office secretary Sharon Smith.

by Emily McNally and Maya Apau

February 26, 2020

Ohio, Israel, California, Germany, and Maryland are influences in the journey that led new assistant principal Raeda Zietoon to join our Tribe.  Zeitoon is replacing Nancy Boyenton, who retired in February.  Tracey Cassidy, Literary Specialist describes Zietoon as caring, compassionate, and approac...

Boffman shares leadership and communication wisdom with Lancer Media

Daryl Boffman talks to journalism about his career as Executive Director of Public Affairs for FCPS.

by Madeline Hull, Editor

December 20, 2019

Daryl Boffman is not afraid to speak his mind, but he also cautions the public that social media is not the place to rant. He knows this first-hand because social media and FCPS is one area that Boffman spends a lot of time in his job.  This is important to Boffman because he is Executive Director of Pub...

Veterans Day 2019: Pete Kreegan’s experience in the Army inspires StoryCorps podcast

Kreegan and buddies prepare for their Christmas trip to Austria.

by Rachel McCoy, Editor

November 7, 2019

In honor of Veterans Day 2019, Lancer Media interviewed local veterans.  Rachel McCoy chose Mr. Pete Kreegan, a staff member at LHS. She and Mr. K. talked about his service during the Vietnam war, when he was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany handling the routing of supplies throughout ...

Despite snow storm, athletes warm up for spring: Photo of the Day 3/4/19

Nick Hayslett (left), Aidan Shaw (middle) and Zack Hunsaker (right) warm up for the first track practice.

by Bailey Spore, Editor

March 4, 2019

March 1 was originally scheduled to be a two-hour early dismissal, but because of an incoming snow storm, Frederick County Public Schools changed it to a two hour delay instead. Most students weren't expecting to have school and were surprised to see that spring tryouts were still on when they woke u...

Dual enrollment astronomy course would be an out-of-this-world opportunity

Could astronomy be the science of the future for FCPS?

by Dana Kullgren, Reporter

December 17, 2018

Hawking's ideas about the study of astronomy apply to Frederick County Public Schools. There are three science course requirements that every high school student in Frederick County must fulfill: physics, biology, and chemistry. These three science courses all center around terrestrial matters...

Schoology slays Google Classroom: FCPS transitions to new learning management system

FCPS is transitioning to Schoology to take advantage of more flexible platform and access to grades.

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2018

FCPS is implementing a new learning management system in all Frederick County Schools: Schoology. This year, teachers have the option to use it, but FCPS plans for Schoology to replace Google Classroom and the HAC grading system entirely in 2019-2020. "We tested a lot of different systems before ...

Later school start times: When will they happen?

Later school start times: When will they happen?

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

September 25, 2018

Countless numbers of high school students stay up late each night trying to balance school and extracurricular activities and then have to turn around after an average of fewer than six hours of sleep and start their days once more. According to Ms. Dawn Murphy, psychology and history teacher, ...

Eight run for BoE: How will they support students?

Eight run for BoE: How will they support students?

by Kasal Smaha, Reporter

April 14, 2016

This election season, Americans have been subjected constantly to news stories and polls covering the race for the Oval Office, in which five candidates remain. How soon forget about the campaigns closer to us, like the one for retiring US Senator Barbara Mikulski’s seat and for the eight spots in the...

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